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Robert Evans Net Worth

Robert Evans Net Worth is
$120 Million

Robert Evans Biography

Robert J. Shapera was born on the 29th June 1930, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, producer and studio executive, best known to the world for his work on such cult films, the horror “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), then romantic drama “Love Story” (1970), and crime drama “The Godfather” (1972), among many other successful productions.

Have you ever wondered how rich Robert Evans is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Robert’s net worth is as high as $120 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, which began in 1950.

Robert Evans Net Worth $120 Million

Robert is the son of Florence and her husband Archie Shapera, who worked as a dentist in Harlem. Robert had an older brother, Charles who started the Evan-Picone fashion company, for which Robert did promotional work in his early years. Also, Robert was involved in voice work on radio shows. He changed his name while in school to a more ‘English’ one.

Robert’s career started in the early 1950s when he was cast in Jean Negulesco’s action adventure film “Lydia Bailey” (1952), starring Dale Robertson and Anne Francis. Soon he was spotted by actress Norma Shearer, who found him engagement in Joseph Pevney’s Academy Award biopic about Lon Chaney – “Man of a Thousand Faces” (1957), starring James Cagney, Dorothy Malone and Jane Greer. The same year he portrayed Pedro Romero in Henry King’s drama “The Sun Also Rises”, based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the same name. In 1958 he had the lead role in the western “The Fiend Who Walked the West”, while in 1959 he featured in the romantic drama “The Best of Everything”, starring Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd and Suzy Parker; his net worth was now well established.

Robert wasn’t quite satisfied with his acting talent and ventured into producing business, but returned to screen in mid- ‘90s and since then appeared in such productions as “An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn” (1997), “Kid Notorious” (2003), and “The Girl from Nagasaki” (2013).

In the mid- ‘60s he became head of production for Paramount Studio and his first film was the crime drama “The Detective” (1968), starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick and Robert Duvall. He continued successfully at Paramount with such films as “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), “The Italian Job” (1969), “True Grit” (1969), “Harold and Maude” (1971), and “Save the Tiger” (1973), among many others.

However, Robert was dissatisfied with payment he received from Paramount, and while still being head of production also began producing films on his own, such as “The Godfather” (1972 and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974). He eventually left the Paramount for good and focused more on sole production, which spawned such films as “Chinatown” (1974), starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, “Marathon Man” (1976), with Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider as the stars of the film. Until the mid- ‘80s Robert enjoyed fame with such accomplishments as the Golden Globe Award- nominated “Players” (1979), also Golden Globe Award nominated western “Urban Cowboy” (1980), with John Travolta and Debra Winger, and the Academy Award- nominated drama “The Cotton Club” (1984), starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines and Diane Lane. After that his life and career took the turn for the worse, as he was charged for drug trafficking, largely for his own benefit in use, on which charges he pleaded guilty.

Robert returned to the film world in 1990 with the drama “The Two Jakes”, starring Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel, and continued with the romantic thriller “Sliver” (1993), starring William Baldwin and Sharon Stone, and action adventure “The Phantom” (1996), with Billy Zane in the lead role. Before the ‘90s ended Robert produced the comedy “The Out-of-Towners” (1999), with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, which only added to his net worth.

With the beginning of the new millennium, Robert slowed down again, and in 2003 produced the romantic comedy “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, and then in 2016 produced “Urban Cowboy”, and he has several projects that are in the process of making, including the action film “The White Death”, and drama “The Strangers at the Palazzo d’Oro”, which are scheduled for release late in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Robert has one child, director Josh Evans with his third wife Ali MacGraw. Their marriage lasted from 1969 until 1973. Robert has married seven times in total, and become known for his short marriages; his marriage to his fifth wife Catherine Oxenberg lasted only ten days in July 1998. His most recent partner was Lady Victoria White, and their marriage lasted from 2005 until 2006.

His health began deteriorating in the late ‘90s, and due to several strokes he suffered, Robert was unable to speak and walk for a while, but managed to recover, and now uses a cane in order to walk.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRobert Evans
Net Worth$120 Million
Date Of BirthJune 29, 1930
DiedJune 21, 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionFilm producer, studio executive, former Paramount Pictures studio head
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLeslie Ann Woodward (m. 2002–2004), Catherine Oxenberg (m. 1998–1998), Phyllis George (m. 1977–1978), Ali MacGraw (m. 1969–1973), Camilla Sparv (m. 1964–1967), Sharon Hugueny (m. 1961–1964)
ChildrenJosh Evans
ParentsArchie Shapera, Florence Shapera
SiblingsCharles Evans, Alice Shapera
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/the_robertevans
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Evans
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/robert-evans-mn0001993743
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures, PGA David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, Satellite Mary Pickford Award
Music GroupsJebediah, Basement Birds, Echuca VIC, Australia, Harpoon, She's Like a Comet, Nowhere Without You
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer, ARIA Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album
Movies“Lydia Bailey” (1952), “Man of a Thousand Faces” (1957),“The Sun Also Rises”, “The Fiend Who Walked the West” (1958), “The Best of Everything” (1959), “The Phantom” (1996), “The Out-of-Towners” (1999)
TV Shows“Kid Notorious” (2003), “HEYBABE!!!” (2012), “Urban Cowboy” (1980)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In his autobiography, producer David Brown recounts how his partner, Richard D. Zanuck, offered the lead in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to Evans as a practical joke.
2He has one grandson, Jackson, born in 2010 to son Josh Evans and daughter-in-law Roxy Saint (a singer).
3Father-in-law of Roxy Saint.
4Ex-father-in-law of Charis Michelsen.
5Was implicated but never charged in the murder of theatrical impresario Roy Radin, in the so-called "Cotton Club Murder." Evans, who was producing The Cotton Club (1984), had been in contact with Radin as a potential investor in the film.
6In May 2002 he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
7Two of his divorces were finalized on the date of July 21st. Another two were finalized on the date of July 22nd.
8His seventh wife, Lady Victoria White, filed for divorce on June 16, 2006 citing irreconcilable differences (June 21, 2006).
9After shepherding such hits as Love Story (1970) and The Godfather (1972) to the screen, but not sharing in the profits, Evans--then Paramount Pictures production chief--inveigled Charlie Bluhdorn, the head of conglomerate Gulf+Western which owned Paramount, into allowing him to personally produce movies like the old-time moguls. Pleased that Evans had turned Paramount from a money-loser into the hottest studio in Hollywood, Bluhdorn allowed him to branch into production. Evans produced the classic neo-noir Chinatown (1974) in his first outing. The financial and critical success of that film effectively doomed Evans as production chief, as the other producers at Paramount resented his success and believed he would siphon off the best projects in the future. To forestall a rebellion, Evans had to step down as chief of production. Production designer extrarordinaire Richard Sylbert, an Oscar-winner who had received an Academy Award nomination for "Chinatown," was hand-picked by Evans as his successor. Evans was impressed by Sylbert's close relationships with such heavyweight talents as Warren Beatty, Mike Nichols and Roman Polanski. He was also impressed by Sylbert's grasp of visual storytelling. Sylbert took over as Paramount production chief when Evans stepped down in 1975. Evans' post-production chief career was disastrous, yielding only two unqualified hits, Marathon Man (1976), which he produced for Paramount in 1976, and Urban Cowboy (1980). Sylbert was eventually sacked by Paramount head Barry Diller in 1978 and went back to his successful production designing career, which yielded him a second Oscar. Evans went from debacle to debacle as his personal and professional life disintegrated. A masterful studio boss, he seemed incapable of making a success of the more picayune job of producer in a medium increasingly dominated by writer-directors and superstar actors.
10He has suffered three near-fatal strokes.
11According to his book he was contacted by Sharon Tate and asked to be her houseguest on the evening she was killed, but he had to decline. She then invited Jay Sebring.
12Apart from his ex-wives, has been romantically linked with such beauties as Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Margaux Hemingway, Cheryl Tiegs, Beverly Johnson, etc.
13Declined offers to produce then future blockbusters Airport (1970), The French Connection (1971), and Jaws (1975).
14Accompanied Raquel Welch to Super Bowl (X) at Miami's Orange Bowl where eleven cameras were simultaneously shooting live crowd and football scenes for his movie Black Sunday (1977)
15Attended Super Bowl (I) with friend Clint Eastwood in 1967
16Was offered the role of Monroe Stahr in the biopic The Last Tycoon (1976) (inspired by Irving Thalberg) but declined. Coincidentally, Evans had earlier played Thalberg in his film debut.
17Attended Henry Kissinger's 50th birtday party at New York's Harmony Club in 1973
18Henry Kissinger played tennis with champ Jimmy Connors at Evans' estate, where Kissinger was a frequent VIP guest.
19Celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro celebrated his 50th birthday at the estate.
20His luxurious Beverly Hills estate, "Woodland," once belonged to screen legend Greta Garbo
21One child, with Ali MacGraw, actor/director Josh Evans.
22Was the inspiration for the Stanley Motss character played by Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog (1997). Hoffman emulated Evans' work habits, mannerisms, quirks, his clothing style, hairstyle, and wore large square-framed eyeglasses. After seeing the film, Evans reportedly said, "I'm magnificent in this film!".
23His 1998 marriage to Catherine Oxenberg lasted only ten days.
24Was the basis for the Robert Vaughn character in Blake Edwards's S.O.B. (1981).
25His autobiography, "The Kid Stays in the Picture", printed in 12 languages, and its film version premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Jan., 2002.
26His older brother, Charles Evans, started a women's clothing line, Evan-Picone, which was the source of much of Robert's money.
27Parents: Archie and Florence. Archie ran one of the first racially integrated dental clinics in the country.
28Had one sister, Alice.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Long hair
2Often wears large, square-framed, tinted eyeglasses


Quotes

#Quote
1Success means never having to admit you're unhappy.
2If I wrote the truth of what I know, the book would be 10,000 pages.
3When I went out to L.A., I knew one thing: property is king. No one wanted me--there's nothing worse than a pretty boy actor who wants to be a producer, especially a lousy actor. And I bought a property called "The Detective" to get my foot in the door. So I went to 20th Century-Fox and demanded a three-picture deal and got it. Without the property, they wouldn't have given me anything.
4It's not just what you pay the actors, everything goes up when you do it [in Hollywood], it just grows and grows. But the English artists I was working with cared more about what they were doing than how much they were paid to do it. It's not that way in America, I hate to say it but it's true.
5I've always been a gambler; I've always taken risks. Anyone who says you will always win if you take a risk is a liar, because it's not a risk then.
6. . . I believe that rules are made to be broken but I believe that vows made between two people must be adhered to. And I got married two weeks ago, and my vows are what we're talking about now: the four Ls. My vows are very simple: like, love, in love and lust--if we are to make our union work, I vow to adhere to at least two of them every day. One of them has to be like, because like is very important. And if you can't, something's wrong.
7A love story could be for an evening, a week, a month, it could be forever. There is a big difference between like, love, in love and lust.
8The producer is the most important element of a film. It's the producer who hires the director . . . The producer buys the property, he hires the writer, the director; he's involved in hiring all the actors, involved with production, costs, post-production and involved with marketing. He's on a film for four or five years and gets very little credit for it.
9I didn't hang around with famous people . . . they hung around with me.
10[about his proposal to Catherine Oxenberg while recovering from a stroke, which resulted in a 12-day marriage] I was very, very seductive but in fact I was crazy. My brain was swollen still.
11[speaking to women] If you're ever approached with the line, "You ought to be in pictures, I'm a producer", tell the guy to fuck off. He's a fraud, and the pictures he wants to put you in don't play in theaters.
12When a director hires a producer, you're in deep shit. A director needs a boss, not a yes man.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardPalm Beach International Film Festival
2003Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion PicturesPGA Awards
2003Mary Pickford AwardSatellite Awards
2002Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureAwarded on May 23, 2002 at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
2000PGA Hall of Fame - Motion PicturesPGA AwardsChinatown (1974)
1993Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureSliver (1993)
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PicturePopeye (1980)
1977DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Marathon Man (1976)
1977Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaMotion Picture

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst PictureSliver (1993)
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureChinatown (1974)


Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The White Death2017producer announced
Urban Cowboy2016TV Movie executive producer
Better Born2005Short producer
Kid Notorious2003TV Series executive producer
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days2003producer
The Out-of-Towners1999producer
The Saint1997producer
The Phantom1996producer
Jade1995producer
Sliver1993producer
The Two Jakes1990producer
The Cotton Club1984producer
Popeye1980producer
Urban Cowboy1980producer
Players1979producer
Black Sunday1977producer
Marathon Man1976producer
The Godfather: Part II1974executive producer - uncredited
Chinatown1974producer
The Godfather1972executive producer - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kodaline: Ready2015Short
The Girl from Nagasaki2013U.S. Consul
Kay.Fabe2011Short
Kid Notorious2003TV SeriesKid Notorious
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesRobert Evans
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn1997Robert Evans
Superfights1995Day Performer
The Best of Everything1959Dexter Key
The Fiend Who Walked the West1958Felix Griffin
The Sun Also Rises1957Pedro Romero
Man of a Thousand Faces1957Irving Thalberg (as Robert J. Evans)
The Egyptian1954Minor Role (uncredited)
Lydia Bailey1952Soldier (as Bob Evans)

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kid Notorious2003TV Series creator
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary book "The Kid Stays in the Picture"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary clip source: 1975 Golden Globe Awards
Rosemary's Baby1968developer - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Haunting of Pearson Place2013inspired by
Awakening World2012Documentary special thanks
Tower Heist2011special thanks
Celebrating Schlesinger2006Video short special thanks
One Among Us2005special thanks
After the Sunset: Interview with a Jewel Thief2005Video short special thanks
Wonderland2003the producers and director wish to thank - as Bob Evans
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man'2001Video documentary short special thanks
Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies2000TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast with the Arts2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Last Shot2004Himself (uncredited)
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
7th Heaven2003TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Charlie Rose2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'The Kid Stays in the Picture'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryNarrator
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Rosemary's Baby: A Retrospective2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Young and the Dead2000DocumentaryHimself (Paramount executive)
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesHimself
Chinatown Revisited with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Robert Towne1999Video documentary shortHimself
Cannes Man1997Himself - Producer
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge1989DocumentaryHimself
The Magic of Hollywood... Is the Magic of People1976Documentary shortHimself
Apropos Film1976TV Series documentaryHimself
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans1975TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Picture
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1957-1958TV Series documentaryHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Recipient
How to Sell a FilmDocumentary filmingHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
Provocateur2013Documentary shortHimself
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne2008DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't2008Video documentary shortHimself
Chinatown: Filming2007Video documentary shortHimself
Chinatown: The Beginning and the End2007Video documentary shortHimself
Chinatown: The Legacy2007Video documentary shortHimself
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award2007ShortHimself
Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero2006Video documentary shortHimself
Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films2006Video documentary short
Welcome to the Big House2006Video documentary short
Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films2006Video documentary shortHimself
Morality and the Code: A How-to Manual for Hollywood2006Video documentary shortHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHimself
Celebrating Schlesinger2006Video shortHimself - Producer
Going Hollywood2005TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Before, During and 'After the Sunset'2005Video documentaryHimself
The Last Mogul2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Ultimate Film Fanatic2005TV SeriesHimself - Judge

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
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